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How To Back Up And Restore WhatsApp Chats With Google Drive

It’s been a long time coming, but Google Drive backups have finally arrived in the WhatsApp client for Android (if you don’t see the option yet, you should soon). Here’s how to make sure all your chats, photos, and videos are safe and sound, and how to get them back again if you need to.

How Do You Back Up Your Data These Days?

When I joined Gmail in 2007 the concept of eliminating deleter’s regret changed how I managed all of my data. I went from keeping important things and purging everything else to implementing archive mentality in my whole life. Now I only think twice about keeping huge photo dumps or files larger than about 500MB. Other than that I save everything.

Bump Now Lets You Send Digital Goodies From Phones To Computers

As great as your smartphone is, there are plenty of things you just don’t want to look at on there; you’d rather have them on that big ol’ computer screen of yours. Now Bump, which previously let you throw data from phone to phone, is here to help by making it ludicrously easy to get pictures, links or whathaveyou from your phone to your computer.

Do You Backup Your Social Media Accounts?

Whenever something sketchy happens to your favourite social network’s TOS, there are always folks who say they’re packing up, taking their data and leaving. But backing up your social data doesn’t have to be a last resort. After all, who knows what might happen to the cloud.

The Downside Of Living In A Digital World

Hurrah for digital media! We’ve got everything we ever wanted at our fingertips within a second or two — or maybe half an hour if we want it in 1080p. There’s just one thing that bothers me: What have we given up in return?

Burn The Mac App Store Version Of OS X Lion To A DVD

We’re liking the looks of Mac OS 10.7 Lion, but it’s a little annoying that you can only get it through the Mac App Store. It turns out, however, that there’s a pretty easy, if unsanctioned, way to burn it to a DVD.

How To Fix 3 Of The Most Common System Problems Without Restoring A Backup

Corrupt system files, account lockouts and accidentally deleted data are three scary computer problems that often send people running for their backup drives. While restoring a backup may technically fix things, a full system backup is usually a very time-consuming overkill in these cases, and nobody likes the time-warp effect of restoring one (e.g. if your last full backup ran a week ago). When these problems occur, fixing them can be far simpler than you might think.

Don't Forget – Backups Are Only Backed Up If They Aren't All Stored Together

Being a Giz reader, you’re sure to have at least one, and probably two backups of your important documents. But a story in The Canberra Times is a timely reminder that having all your backups next to eachother is no backup solution at all.

Free Up Hard Drive Space By Changing The Location Of ITunes Backups

If you’ve noticed some extra bulk on your hard drive since purchasing an iOS device, you’re not alone. iTunes backups can suck up a significant amount of hard drive space; liberate your primary drive by moving the backups.

Palm Pre Experiencing Big Ol' Backup Failures

If you’ve been backing up your Pre, you might think that if you, say, drop it in the toilet, you’ll be set to have all your data placed on a replacement. That might not be the case.

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